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New Haven Immigrant Family Finds Soccer Bridges Gaps, Opens Doors

"A love of soccer has brought together a New Haven woman and a West African family fleeing war-torn Liberia that has changed the lives of both.

Lucky for the Bartoahs, Lauren Mednick, 30, takes the idea of volunteerism to a new level.

Mednick, with a small group of friends, has mentored 11 boys on the soccer field and after school on their academics, using the sport as a way to engender confidence that has seen all of them now, seven years later, attending..."

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